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I've got a lovely old mf 80-200mm f4 AIs Nikkor that got dropped, and the outer barrel is dented, making operation very difficult as it's too tight. It needs fixing. Always thought it was a nice quality lens that.
 

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Just ordered the Z50 and 16-50mm from e-infin.com for £599.
Looks like a great wee camera for the money.
So tempting; it's an almost 'pocketable' cam. But I really, really don't need it. I bought the Z6 as a 'travel' cam ffs!
 
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So tempting; it's an almost 'pocketable' cam. But I really, really don't need it. I bought the Z6 as a 'travel' cam ffs!
I know....I keep looking at the price and saying to myself I don't need it....if it had IBIS I would have bought it already though :)
 

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Cornwall?

I've got a lovely old mf 80-200mm f4 AIs Nikkor that got dropped, and the outer barrel is dented, making operation very difficult as it's too tight. It needs fixing. Always thought it was a nice quality lens that.
No, North Yorkshire, about an hours drive from home. Nearest village is Gunnerside in Swaledale.
That Nikkor of yours sounds very nice (apart from its stated defect!) and a lens which must surely surpass my cheapo Tokina. Although the Tokina is relatively small.
 
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Received my pre-ordered 24-200 recently. I've very little time for photography at the moment so I have taken only a few shots. All handheld.
Of course the light is strong, fine for a lens with these apertures.
Initial impression is that i am pleased. It is lighter than my 24-120 on a D750 and is not much bigger than 24-70 F4. It's a great range for a travel lens.
It has a zoom lock but no vr on/off switch. Metal mount and comes with hood.

I know some like to pixel peep so I've done a few brick wall shots. All were handheld and had standard LR processing (sharpen 40).
To my eye some vignetting at 24mm.

200mm F6.3 1/320 ISO 64
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxsk View: https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxsk


100mm F6.3 1/250 ISO 64
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxqG View: https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxqG


24mm F4 1/200 ISO 140
https://flic.kr/p/2jffJD4

50mm F5.6 1/200 ISO 250
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxn5

100mm F6.3 1/200 ISO 400
https://flic.kr/p/2jffJz1

200mm F6.3 1/200 ISO 400
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxhf

No cropping to any image. VR on.
 

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Received my pre-ordered 24-200 recently. I've very little time for photography at the moment so I have taken only a few shots. All handheld.
Of course the light is strong, fine for a lens with these apertures.
Initial impression is that i am pleased. It is lighter than my 24-120 on a D750 and is not much bigger than 24-70 F4. It's a great range for a travel lens.
It has a zoom lock but no vr on/off switch. Metal mount and comes with hood.

I know some like to pixel peep so I've done a few brick wall shots. All were handheld and had standard LR processing (sharpen 40).
To my eye some vignetting at 24mm.

200mm F6.3 1/320 ISO 64
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxsk View: https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxsk


100mm F6.3 1/250 ISO 64
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxqG View: https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxqG


24mm F4 1/200 ISO 140
https://flic.kr/p/2jffJD4

50mm F5.6 1/200 ISO 250
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxn5

100mm F6.3 1/200 ISO 400
https://flic.kr/p/2jffJz1

200mm F6.3 1/200 ISO 400
https://flic.kr/p/2jfbxhf

No cropping to any image. VR on.
Nice, I’m really looking forward to seeing some more real-world examples!!
 

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Yes, it does appear to be pretty good so far. It's just that f4-6.3 aperture. Too small for me. F4 is the smallest I can work with. But then, a 24-200mm f4 would be massive. So I spose some compromise has to be made. Not a lens for me, but I am looking forward to seeing what a 24-105/120 will be like!
 
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I wonder if the latest forum update improved images uploaded straight from computer?
Here's the same image again direct. I think the answer is no.

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The Z50 is a great camera for the money. I've been enjoying using it along side my Z6 for more reach too, but you'll find it gives no more reach than just cropping with your Z7.
Thank you. I never thought of buying the 50-250 lens and using in on the Z7!
 

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Well, I’ve ordered a 24-200 Z after much deliberation. Had difficulty finding one in stock - most of the regular retailers were at best unhelpful and in some cases downright rude (not naming any), but eventually found one in stock on the Nikon store. Hoping to get it early next week.
 

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A couple of new lenses being announced later this month apparently:


Trying to work out how I feel about the 24-50 f/4-6.3.... if it’s as tiny as the 16-50 dx and as cheap, then I guess it could be something handy to keep in a back pocket when out with a longer lens?
 

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The Z5 sounds semi-attractive; if it has IBIS and FF I don't mind losing a lot of the bells and whistles. The idea of a different battery though ....
 
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A couple of new lenses being announced later this month apparently:


Trying to work out how I feel about the 24-50 f/4-6.3.... if it’s as tiny as the 16-50 dx and as cheap, then I guess it could be something handy to keep in a back pocket when out with a longer lens?
Might be OK for street photography as many seem to use 5.6 setting.
 
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whats the z50 image quality like with the stock lens's 16-50 and 50-200 ?
also whats the image quality like with the adapter and the like of the 24-70 f2.8 afs or 70-200f2.8 afs
thinking about dipping my toe into the mirrorless world
 
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My new Z6 and 24-70 arrived today. While im trying to work out how to extract the firmware update can anyone tell me why everything is upside down when looking through the viewfinder?
Off to read the manual
 
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My new Z6 and 24-70 arrived today. While im trying to work out how to extract the firmware update can anyone tell me why everything is upside down when looking through the viewfinder?
Off to read the manual
That sounds very odd, hope the screen’s not been put in upside down :oops: :$
 
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That sounds very odd, hope the screen’s not been put in upside down :oops: :$
is that possible? the image on the lcd is correct but the image in the viewfinder and all the indicators like aperature, iso, af etc are upside down. i tried to take a video of it but can't share here
 
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is that possible? the image on the lcd is correct but the image in the viewfinder and all the indicators like aperature, iso, af etc are upside down. i tried to take a video of it but can't share here
Never heard of it happening before but don’t see any reason why it can’t happen.
 
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